Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why Your AC Is Running Continuously

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
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An air conditioning system that won’t turn on is obviously a major problem. But an air conditioning system that continues to run and run without cycling down is almost as big a problem. A nonstop air conditioner will waste massive amounts of energy, make parts of the house too cold, and wear down the unit rapidly so it needs multiple repairs and an early replacement.

What has turned your AC system into a runaway train? We’ll examine several potential causes below. You shouldn’t attempt to diagnose the problem on your own, however. You’ll need an expert HVAC contractor in Fresno, CA to figure out what’s wrong and how best to fix it.

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There’s No “Expiration Date” for AC Maintenance: It’s Not Too Late to Schedule!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Although spring doesn’t officially end until June 20, people tend to think of summer as starting when the calendar flips over to June. Since we recommend people have professional maintenance done for their air conditioning systems in spring, it may sound like the time is almost up to get it done. This isn’t the case at all!

Regular maintenance is one of the most important services you can have done for your AC, and it doesn’t have an expiration date. It has a “recommended” date, but the only requirement is that professionals do it once a year. 

We Still Recommend Spring or Early Summer for Maintenance

We do want to be clear about the ideal time to have air conditioning system maintenance, which is fall or early summer. You’ll receive the most benefit from maintenance when you have it done before the major heat waves arrive and you use the air conditioner on a regular basis. And because it’s not even officially summer yet, you’re right on time if you schedule maintenance now.

Why Maintenance Needs to Be Done Annually

The big takeaway from this blog post is that maintenance done later is still far better than skipping it for a year. We don’t want our customers to decide that they might as well abandon maintenance for a year if they haven’t gotten it done by mid-July. Maintenance is both a long-term and short-term investment, and those long-term benefits are among the most important.

Here are reasons maintenance should be kept up with each year, even if it’s done later a few of those years:

  • It keeps the warranty valid: Equipment warranty for your air conditioner is an essential consumer protection. A small percentage of AC units leave the factory with faults, but the warranty will cover parts repair and replacement in case something goes wrong. Lack of maintenance may void the warranty and leave you paying for parts that would otherwise have been covered.
  • It helps the air conditioner last for as long as possible: The average service life of central air conditioners is 10 to 15 years, but only if the ACs receive annual professional maintenance. Skipping maintenance gives wear and tear a chance to take hold and cause the system to age faster. Your AC will need to be replaced years earlier without routine maintenance.
  • It catches repair issues before they can become serious: Maintenance gives our technicians the opportunity to examine an air conditioner closely and find where there are potential problems. It’s similar to your annual visit to the doctor. Early detection for ACs means fewer and less expensive repairs.
  • It stops a decline in AC efficiency: When an AC misses maintenance, the wear on the unit will cause it to lose energy efficiency and cost more to run.

Right now is a great time for this air conditioning service in Fresno, CA. Reach out to our team to get on the schedule for your AC’s annual inspection and tune-up.

Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning to schedule AC maintenance today. “Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success” since 1952.

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My AC Isn’t Cooling the House Enough—What’s Wrong?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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Now that we’re experiencing major heat in the Central Valley, home air conditioning systems are putting in steady work. You almost certainly run your AC on most days. But something isn’t right—you’re handling your AC the same as you normally would, but the house won’t cool down enough. You’re worried: what’s causing the air conditioning system to fall behind?

Below are some reasons you may have a struggling AC during our early wave of hot weather.

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What Is “Puron” and Is It Different From Freon?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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When you’re looking for a new air conditioning system installation in Fresno, CA, you’ll have many questions about cooling power, energy efficiency, and cost. There’s plenty to consider when planning for a new cooling system, and you want to make sure you get the right air conditioner. We recommend you work with our professionals from the start so we can answer your questions and ensure you have a properly sized new AC.

The question of what “Puron” is and how it’s different from Freon we can answer here. The word “Freon” tends to get tossed around interchangeably, leading to confusion about refrigerants. We’re happy to clear things up.

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Don’t Try to Install a Thermostat on Your Own! Here’s Why

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

advanced-thermostat-on-hot-dayYou can probably go online and find instructions on how to do a DIY installation for just about anything. That doesn’t mean you should attempt all of them. It’s one thing to follow instructions on how to wire up your home’s new sound system. It’s quite another when it comes to installing a new thermostat.

We know what you’re thinking: “How complicated could putting in a thermostat be? Don’t I just have to wire it into the wall?” It’s more complicated than that, but there are other reasons why we don’t recommend going it alone on this. If you buy your own thermostat and then attempt to replace your old one with it, plenty can go wrong. Expensively wrong.

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The Heatwave and Your AC—Some Tips

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

sunshine-imageThe late summer heat in the Central Valley can be brutal. Right now, we’re passing through a heatwave, and that means air conditioning systems are putting in heavy work. We know you only want to schedule air conditioning service in Fresno, CA if you absolutely have to. Nobody wants a failing or busted air conditioning system when the weather is hotter than 90°F! Our HVAC technicians will work fast and diligently when you need us, but you’ll end up with some period of discomfort before the situation is fixed.

We have a few tips to help your air conditioner handle the intense heat. Our experts are here to assist when you have an AC that’s putting your family’s comfort and safety in jeopardy during the August heat.

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Why Is My AC Not Blowing Out Any Air?

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Spinning-fan-closeupThere are different ways an air conditioning system can stop working. Sometimes the blower will turn on and send air to the room vents, but that air won’t be cool. Or the AC could keep shutting off after only running for a few minutes. But the most alarming problem for a homeowner—because it’s so immediately clear there’s trouble—is when the AC won’t blow out any air at all. Nothing comes out of the room vents, hot, cold, or otherwise.

What’s behind the “no blow air conditioner”? It could be a variety of malfunctions or errors. We’ll look into some possibilities below to help you understand when to call us for air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA or elsewhere in the Central Valley.

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Cool Cash Fall Rebates for 2020

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Save up to $1650 in rebates on qualified Home Comfort Systems by Carrier. Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer in the Central Valley since 1952. We are proud to announce the Carrier Cool Cash Rebates begin August 17 th ,2020.

Fall is a great time to replace or upgrade your air conditioning and heating system in your home before the summer ends and the cold weather begins. When you replace your older system with new more efficient equipment you can see monthly energy cost savings immediately. It is a great time to take advantage of fall rebates before the extreme weather begins in the Fresno and Madera, CA.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has been serving Fresno, Madera and the Central Valley since 1952. We offer free estimates for replacement units and new installation with a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and a quick response time. Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning and ask about FALL Cool Cash savings today.

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AC Repair Checklist: What NOT to Do

Monday, July 6th, 2020

We talk a lot about what you’re supposed to do as a homeowner for your air conditioner—but we rarely ever talk about what you shouldn’t do. These guides can be helpful because they steer the more DIY savvy homeowner from making a serious mistake that could cost them in expensive repairs. That’s exactly what could result from trying to work on your own air conditioner!

The truth is that homeowners are always looking for excuses not to call professionals for air conditioning in Fresno, CA. We understand the sentiment, it’s not bad to want to learn and work on your own home equipment. But just like a car, or going to the doctor’s, sometimes you should leave the heavy machinery to the professionals who really know what they’re doing.

Want to know what you should never do to your AC? Keep reading!

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We Offer Carrier Greenspeed Intelligence Units

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

carrier-largeWe are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, and that gives us an important advantage when it comes to best serving our customers: we can get the finest in new Carrier cooling technology and pass it on to homeowners.

So we are proud to announce that we have started to offer installation of Carrier air conditioning units with Greenspeed® intelligence, such as the Infinity® 26 air conditioner. The Purl’s customers who had already had these systems installed have told us how much they love them. They’re not only energy-efficient with advanced humidity controls, but they run ultra-quietly—50% quieter than the competition. Comfort, savings, and peace of mind in one package.

As a bonus, these are all-electric systems, which means they work great with solar panels. Plenty of our customers in the Central Valley like to have solar panels installed on their roofs, and it’s simple for us to put in a Greenspeed® intelligence air conditioning system that makes maximum use of solar capabilities.

To find out more about having a Carrier air conditioning system with Greenspeed® installed in your home, call our team today.

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